Matanuska-Susitna Borough

DES asking people to be aware of high water

Mat-Su | Stefan Hinman | Monday, July 18, 2022

If you live in an area prone to flooding, in flood zones or to other low laying areas near streams or rivers, please monitor water conditions closely and be aware of rising levels.  Many area streams and rivers are currently flowing high and fast, approaching action or flood stages.  Be sure to know a safe way out of your area if it starts to flood and have the necessary personal supplies and medications needed to spend time away from your home.  If you cannot evacuate due to rising water levels call 911.  

If you plan on camping or recreating near local streams or rivers, be aware that water levels can change rapidly.  Avoid camping on sandbars or areas know to be affected during times of high water.  Be especially aware of high water levels, faster than normal moving water, and floating debris.  All these items are be a risk to people boating, rafting, canoeing or spending time in the water.  Conditions can change rapidly affecting your ability to traverse or cross waterways, even if you recently made it through safely.